Fox run a success despite lower turnout, organizers say

About half as many participants as the previous year

  • Sep. 14, 2014 5:00 a.m.
The Terry Fox run gets underway in Langley City.

The Terry Fox run gets underway in Langley City.

Organizers are thanking volunteers and calling the Terry Fox Run held in Langley City a success despite numbers being down by almost 50 per cent with 152 people participating.

“Publicity wise and the method we used for getting the word out was handled the same as every other year. We utilized social media and the weather certainly co-operated. So we’re at a loss to explain the lower turnout,” said Rick Barnet, the incoming 2015 chair.

 

Almost $6,000. was raised and that included proceeds from a silent auction, a new addition this year that r raised almost $800.”

 

“We wanted to raise money and we wanted to salute Terry’s epic Marathon of Hope. We wanted to celebrate a true Canadian hero, and we did! I’m a little disappointed but I don’t think Terry would be. We did our best and that’s all he asked of all Canadians,” said co-chair Lilianne Fuller

 

 

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